Hardwood floors always give me... hard wood. I can't think of anything sexier than light gleaming off a set of bronzed, well oiled, shapely planks. Mmm hmmm. Obviously I have my heart set on wood floors for the new house -- the real stuff, please. None of that ersatz laminate or engineered and oddly beveled woodish product will do for me. But guess what? Wood is expensive. And there are waaaay too many choices. But look how pretty it is:
Yes. This is the house I want. But maybe with less expensive flooring.
Or maybe darker?
Wait -- maybe lighter...
Except the grooves kinda freak me out. Dirt traps?
We will probably do strip oak like this, but is this finish too light and modern for a Tudor?
Ok, here is your homework for today:
Please tell me whether you think we should go light, dark or somewhere in between.
Prefinished or site finished?
And finally, does anyone have experience with oiled finishes -- like tung oil or Waterlox? I love the idea of a matte, European style finish.
Stay tuned for an MLS tour of Old House this week... I have been a busy girl.